Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ripple News - Help Support the Music Maker Relief Foundation



Music Maker Relief Foundation keeps our culture vital by directly
supporting senior (over 55) American roots musicians in need. We
provide for basic life essentials while expanding their professional
careers so that our rich musical heritage can be shared with the world
and preserved for future generations.

Since the organization’s founding in 1994, Music Maker has assisted
hundreds of musicians who represent the traditions of Blues, Gospel,
Old-Time String Band, Jazz and more.

Music Maker’s programs ensure the talents of these cultural treasures
are accessible through hundreds of US and international live
performances, multi-media documentation and outreach initiatives.

Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity
under IRS code 501(c)3.

Programs
Musician Sustenance - grants to meet basic life needs and emergency relief.
Musical Development - grants and services for recipient artist
professional development and career advancement.
Cultural Access - supports the preservation and proliferation of
American musical traditions.
This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council with
funding from the state of North Carolina and the National Endownment
for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Check it all out at the Music Maker Relief Foundation.  Support the cause.  Keep the music alive!

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